quit option grayed out in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by From A Buick 8, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

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    For some reason when i try to quit Safari the menu item is grayed out. Apple Q does not work. Right clicking on the icon in the Dock does not work and i am not given the option to force quit.

    Has anyone else had this issue, i tired resetting Safari (from the same menu that you use to quit).
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I've seen that in a few apps. Probably a bug. Just force quit with command+option+escape and hope for the best.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem.
    Apple says it's a known issue and a fix is on the way.
    Till then it's Firefox.
     
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    I get the same. Just press cmd+option+esc and hit Force Quit on Safari.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

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    AS of this morning it looks like it works.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Wow, good for you.
    I'll still having the same problem with the addition of one more.
    If I try to delete a bookmark, I get the beach ball lockup and have to force quit.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    There seems to be quite a few bugs in Safari... on the Apple discussion forums they seem to have traced the inability to quit down to the Dock icon, but that is on Lion; don't know if it applies to Snow Leo.

    For me, the "Quit Safari" button is dimmed, Cmd-Q doesn't work, and there are no close X's on the tabs, even if I hover over it (I can Cmd-W it, though). I've also seen, more than once, seemingly randomly, that Safari refuses to allow me to switch to a Chinese input script; I'm forced to type it out in TextEdit then copy it over.

    The Chinese input thing happened on 10.5 and 10.6 with Safari 4 and 5, the quit/close tab thing only happened in 10.6.

    And Safari still takes up 1.2GB of memory after an hour or two of browsing, which it refuses to release until I quit it, forcing other apps to eat into my virtual memory. *sigh* :(

    EDIT: Just found something else.. the href of a link no longer shows up in the status bar at the bottom of the window..
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I'm running a partitioned drive so I can use some non compatible Lion apps., and I loaded them from Time Machine.
    I don't have any problems running Safari on that side.
     

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